Many Thanks to Katie from ASHCAN, the 'Artists & Writers for Comic Book Collaboration', who has given me an extensive list of locally produced comics in the local Brisbane area (see below). ASHCAN's Second Edition has just been released, and at $10 is well worth supporting (check out their web-site at http://ashcan.com.au/ for more details). The Great News is the Collective made enough money at the Launch to be able to fund the next issue! Way to go, gang! I hope I am in Queensland when you have your launch for Edition #3; looks like the night was a great success,,,
Here's a list of the printed local comics I know of
Phatsville Comix - Collaborative
Plump Oyster - Ben Constantine
This Weeks Specials - John Stewart
Despicable Man - Cam Loney
Bug City - Anthony Cheung
Immortal Game | and Nogitsune Apocalypse - Kade Morton (Writer) - http://digitalscripturealpha.blogspot.com/p/immortal-game.html
Ghostblood anthology - Shaun Craike
Wellbound Productions - David Diezel
Darren Fisher - http://www.dcfish.com.au/
Nelson Gibbins - "N.G" on facebook
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Blackguard - Small Print Comic and Zine reviews
Comicoz is Nat Karmichael's publishing imprint. Nat is committed to preserving a permanent collection of Australian comic and comic strips. He feels that there is a need to recognise comics' contribution to and depiction of Australian culture.
Since 2011, Nat has self-published over twelve comic-related books and was Publisher-Editor of
Oi Oi Oi! -- the last series of nationally-distributed comic books of original stories to appear on Australian newsstands. He is a member of the Australian Cartoonists Association and edited the Association's journal Inkspot for 14 issues from late 2015. For numerous years he was the Lead Judge in the Ledger of Honour Awards for the Comic Arts Awards of Australia (formerly the Ledgers). These days Nat dreams of retiring from his occupation as a Clinical Nurse in the Psychiatric Emergency Centre in Queensland's largest public hospital, so that he can spend more time with his long-suffering wife and their six children and fourteen grandchildren. And perhaps publish some more comic-related books.
Comicoz acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay respects to elders, past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Nations peoples.
Australian Publications since 1976:
1 x Poster
19 x comics (one a co-production with Cyclone Comics in 1988/9, one a co-production with Cowtown Comics in 2022)
2 x Paperback books
10 x Hardcover books